But Sir Simon Stevens says the health service has never been in a more precarious situation.
The government is aiming to provide grants by April to mitigate the impact of Covid travel rules.
The government is planning new laws to stop England's monuments being removed "on a whim" by protesters.
A group of London firms has written to ministers calling for financial support for the rail firm.
More than 110 people are now in isolation on Barra, with islanders being urged to stay at home.